The 2012 exhibition circuit begins for me this weekend close to home in Glasgow with Bron Hebog's 4mm scale, standard gauge stablemate New Mills.
This West Coast Main Line themed layout is being shown at Model Rail Scotland at the SECC - now spread across 2 halls - with 1960's stock, the era when steam was giving way to diesel and electric power.
I first operated this layout as a school boy more then 20 years ago when Himself was one of the team building it at our local model railway club and, like a fine wine, it is getting better with every passing year.
If you're coming along to the show please do say 'hi' to the team - me, Himself, the Artistic Director & the Guru - and let us know what you think of our blogs.
Thanks to Chris Nevard for letting us use his excellent photo at the top of the post. You'll find more of them in a feature on New Mills in the current March edition of Model Rail magazine.
And you can keep track of developments on the layout by reading the Cooper Hire MRC blog - click on the link at the top right of this page.